Vail imposes parking restrictions for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend
VAIL — Peak season parking restrictions will be in place during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Adjustments include:
• On Monday, Blue Parking Pass holders will be directed to the Lionshead Village parking structure and Green Parking Pass holders will use the Ford Park lot. On Tuesday, the Blue Pass will also be good for entry again into the Vail Village structure Mondays through Thursdays until the final peak period of the season on Feb. 18, while the Green Pass will be good for entry again into the Lionshead Village parking structure Mondays through Thursdays.
• Value card holders will pay the peak rate Friday, Saturday and Monday.
• Free parking will be available at Donovan Pavilion, 1600 South Frontage Road West, throughout the holiday weekend, as no events have been scheduled for the pavilion during these times. The spaces will be available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For parking availability all season long, go to http://www.vail eventparking.com.
• Free parking along the North Frontage Road across from the West Vail Mall and west of the West Vail roundabout is available daily throughout the season from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. with easy access to the bus stop.
• Free parking is offered in the Vail Village and Lionshead Village structures for up to two hours all season long as well as free 30-minute parking for drop-off and other short-term needs on the top deck of the Vail Village parking structure and the passenger drop-off in the Lionshead Village parking structure with entry and exit from East Lionshead Circle on the west side. Also, enter after 3 p.m. for free parking in both structures until 3 a.m., seven days a week.
• Free parking along the South Frontage Road will be available when the two parking structures are full. Watch the variable message signs for updates.
• Vail will add additional outlying morning buses and additional outlying evening buses to supplement the scheduled routes during the holiday. ECO regional transit is running its winter schedule as well.
• Never drink and drive. The town offers a DUI prevention program. Under exceptional circumstances, complimentary parking may be requested for vehicles entering the structure after 3 p.m. and exiting by 11 a.m. the next day. Drivers must visit a staffed booth upon exit. Authorization receipts are available from the Vail Welcome Centers, which open at 8:30 a.m. daily. While this service is available for limited use, please remember to plan ahead and ride the bus, take a taxi or have a designated driver.
For Vail transit information, call 970-479-2178; for ECO Transit, call 970-328-3520; or for parking information, call 970-479-2104.
Company officials say every aspect of Vail management is now focused on attaining the company’s goal of achieving a zero net operating footprint by 2030. Vail Resorts calls the plan their “Commitment to Zero,” and defines it a zero net carbon emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfills, and zero operating impact on forests and natural habitat.